There are always people who want to start their own businesses. This was especially true in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Diane Tiverson about the legal issues of starting your own company.
A New Jersey teen left her family house and sued her parents to force them to pay her high school tuition and future college tuition. On this week's edition of You and the Law attorney Ken Olena talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about when the courts can declare a child independent and still be supported by parents...or not supported.
One of the leading issues in poverty is single moms raising families. That led to legal requirements for child support from dads. John Aman is a child support magistrate in Erie County Family Court. On this week's edition of You and the Law, he talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about child support.
Not all civil court cases where the plaintiff wins lead to a check being handed to the winner. Some lead to a structured settlement. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Paul Isaac talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about those structured settlements.
For young people, that first job opens up a new world of paychecks, co-workers, and opportunities. This week, on a previously aired edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with lawyer Lindy Korn about the risks associated with those new jobs.
In New York State, one of the most discussed and most controversial section of labor law is called the Scaffold Law. This week on You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with attorney David Adams to explore the meaning of the law.
When you have had a bad car accident, there are a lot of legal issues to consider. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Chris O'Brien talks about how to hire a lawyer to deal with a personal injury accident.
This is the time of year when tenants are concerned about heat in their apartments and may be complaining to their landlord about the temperature. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Joshua Dubs talks about heating issues between landlords and tenants.
Many people come to Erie County Family Court for help without quite knowing what assistance is available. On this week's edition of You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Natalie Stutz about the "help desk" inside Family Court to assist them.
When new operators of wineries, distilleries or breweries start off, they're mostly concerned about the product they are selling. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Barbara Piazza says the label on the bottle is also important.
A high percentage of women of child-bearing age are in the workforce. On this week's edition of You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Lindy Korn talks about pregnancy discrimination.
Everyone has heard references to bail on TV and movies or when there is news coverage of a crime. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Buffalo City Court Judge Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.
You may have been hurt in an auto accident, but were you hurt enough? On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Dennis Bischof talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about the rules for suing under New York's auto insurance laws.
Every year people slip and fall on bad sidewalks in Buffalo and some drivers have their cars damaged when they hit a pothole on a city street. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Bryan Dolin talks about why it's hard to collect from the city when that happens.
At some point in life, people decide they want to be lawyers. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Craig Bucki talks about mock trial, one of the ways young people get an idea whether they want, or don't want, to become lawyers.
People who write a book, invent a new product or write a song want to make sure their intellectual property is protected and potentially profitable for them. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Vincent LoTempio talks about those protections.